Nature Walk

We found some high ground (terra firma) where we were able to trek into the hot and humid forest.  We saw lots of jungle vegetation and some exotic frogs, pictures of which are shown on the Animals page.

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To see a slideshow of the pictures, click here.

It was muddy and slippery along the trail.

There were plenty of mosquitos - we had to keep covered

It's called a strangulation tree.  Its roots go everywhere, choking other vegetation.

Survival adaptation.  The caterpillars form a chain, hoping that their predators think it's a snake.

Another adaptation.  sharp spikes to detour creatures from climbing.

 

Another adaptation.  Unless a tree has a sound foundation as it shoots up in the search for daylight, it is likely to tip and fall in the wind.  Here the tree branches out forming a buttress and a stable foundation.